Thursday, April 3, 2008

Spring Fling Topic #1

Browse around some of the other blogs of participants, and find one person who enjoys a similar roast coffee to you - share something interesting about them that you find on THEIR blog, and tell us what you've been working on knitting or crochet-wise this week!

Okay - I can handle this. Let's head over to the Spring Fling Coffee Swap blog and have a look at the participants list. C'mon....

Since there's usually a message to my madness, I often start with the people with similar names. Unfortunately the link to Katie L.'s blog isn't working! So let's head over to Kate E.'s blog. Much like me, Kate enjoys a dark rich blend, but unlike me, she is prepared to drink the unleaded stuff. Kate is a fellow Canadian, although she's on the left coast of the country, and owns an unruly cat... Hey Kate - I'll trade you if he purrs! (Tiger only purrs when he is asserting his dominance over the stuffed animals. Yes - EEEEWWW!)

As that was almost too easy, I went with my next logical step which is alphabetical order. In the A's I found Angie H. Now I'll admit that I've read Angie sort of off and on over the last little while since we've been in a couple of swaps together. Like myself, Angie is in the "bold leaded coffee, please" group. Other things that Angie and I have in common include: we're both Mom (or Mum since she's English) to two boys (check out their New Year's visit to Cornwall - made me envious), we've both had Scappyhappy as a downstream pal ("Hi, Iva!") and we both have projects named Aquila in our "to knit" lists (although it's not the same project - her's is a sweater dress and mine is a shawl which will require I learn rudimentary Finnish).

What's on the needles? Well, I've dug Alice out from the bottom of the basket and have been working away on the second half of the front. That will only leave the sleeves... And I've started, frogged and restarted the Mystic Light Shawl. I've only knit about 20 rows, so I'm not even close to finishing clue 1, never mind starting clue 2! And then there is the rest of the "stuff" in various bags that I can't think of right now...

(On a completely separate note, I have taken but not uploaded photos of my Scavenger Hunt Package and my prize from (Not So) Cynical Knitting Gal. Soon hopefully - Younger Son has become obsessed with ensuring that he gets his fair share of computer time, which means that Mom usually gets told she's been on it long enough. I can't wait for true Spring!)

5 comments:

kasiaiscarly said...

ooh. . . i LIKE alice. . . .trouble, trouble, i don't need any new patterns!!

km said...

Alice is beautiful. What color did you choose?

(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

I'm so pleased your package finally came...but not that you get booted from the computer :)

wildflower38 said...

What yarn are you using for the Mystic Light?

ktgrrl said...

the cat purrs, but tries to lick your neck at the same time. yuck! he's been off of the rat kick for a few days now though, so i've made a deal with him and he gets to stay for now ;)

Alice is beautiful. i, too, don't need any more to add to my queue, but it sure is pretty. look forward to seeing how it turns out.